The cast for the upcoming Justice League film has revealed their character’s weaknesses. Despite being some of the DC Universe’s most powerful heroes, even the Justice League ensemble has their own respective faults.
Speaking with SFX Magazine, the cast each individually stated what they believe to be their character’s Achilles heel.
For Barry Allen (aka The Flash), Ezra Miller revealed that his weakness stems from a much more personal place:
“Barry despises social mores and time-consuming bureaucracies.”
Seeing as The Flash is ridiculous fast, it would make sense that he would hate having to adhere to regular, time-consuming activities that normal people partake in. Knowing that he still has to abide by society’s rules despite being the fastest man alive may just take a toll on Allen.
As expected, Ben Affleck revealed that Batman’s weakness is one we’re all familiar with, his dark and brooding nature:
“Bruce Wayne has a kind of inner darkness and cynicism that he has to get past in order to bring his team together.”
Batman has always been the more reclusive and, shall we say, depressing character in the DC universe, so it would make sense that his inner demons would be on full display in Justice League, just like they were in Batman V Superman.
Wonder Woman has seen a lot and lost a lot thanks to her prolonged life and Gal Gadot believes that we’ll understand more of her pain in the upcoming film:
“Wonder Woman is 900 or 3,000 years old – depending on who you listen to – and because of that, she’s very lonely. She’s had a lot of loss throughout the years.”
Wonder Woman has specifically lost her aunt General Antiope and her lover Steve Trevor. Beyond that, she probably has to deal with the existential dread that everyone around her will die and she’ll continue to live on.
Not much is known about the Cyborg but Ray Fisher has doubled down on the sentiments that he’s a recluse who is confused about the world around him:
“One of Cyborg’s strengths is also his weakness, in that he is extremely sensitive to the world around him. We see a lot of interaction and a lot of growth within the character. His need to be understood by the people that are closest to him, is tough, particularly with his father, and just being able to open up to the world around him is very difficult.”
Cyborg is definitely the most interesting part of the team, as we know very little about him, thought his powers directly stem from the Motherbox.
Finally, Jason Mamoa revealed that Aquaman is more than likely channeling his anger throughout the film:
“He doesn’t believe in himself, he doesn’t know what to do with the powers he has. He’s going through tons of loss. He hates Atlanteans. The fact that people are calling him Aquaman right now – he couldn’t give two sh*ts about anything Atlantean. So he’s really not quite there yet.”
It was recently revealed that Aquaman won’t be crowned King of Atlantis until the end of his solo film, which is definitely an interesting choice seeing that Justice League will portray him as someone who is finding his way.
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In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder with post-production duties handled by Joss Whedon. The film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons and Jesse Eisenberg.
Justice League hits theaters on November 11, 2017.
Source: SFX Magazine